Accessing alternate characters in fonts for paragraph styles
Adobe Indesign 18.5
Version of font: Inter Medium 3.019;git-0a5106e0b
Recently I have been trying to access the alternate closed ‘a’ character in the font Inter from Google fonts. For some reason I can not access this alternate character and set as a universal style to apply to other text boxes.
I have approached GitHub to flag Inter with issues but have been informed that it might not be an issue with the font but rather how Indesign UI is accessing it. Please note that Adobe Illustrator seems to access this alternate closed ‘a’ character with the Open Type ‘Stylist Alternatives’ option but Indesign can not.
Steps to reproduce the behaviour:
Using Inter font - Type a normal ‘a’ within text box in InDesign (Ive been testing Inter Medium but seems any Inter weight should replicate the issue).
Try swapping out the lowercase ‘a’ to the alternate closed ‘a’ with the character or paragraph windows - this is to make sure that I can save the style to apply to other text throughout the document.
Please note: this option should be available to save as a style in order to use this as a universal paragraph style for any future text. Just swapping out an alternate character with find/replace is not a solution.
One of the alternate character options or stylist sets should universally change out all lowercase ‘a’ characters to closed ‘a’ character so that the style can be set for the whole document.